|815 Scrobipalpa nitentella (Fuchs, 1902)|
Food Plant: Chenopodium spp.
(Goosefoot), Sueda maritima (Annual sea-blite), Atriplex
portulacoides (Sea purslane), Atriplex littoralis (Grass-leaved orache),
Atriplex hastata (Hastate orache), Salicornia europaea (Common glasswort)
Mine: September - October
Pupa: Makes a cocoon of sand grains and detritus
Notes: The larva illustrated has left its mine to feed amongst the spun seed heads. Details of the abdominal legs are also shown.
Image:© Willem Ellis
Data: 26.ix.04, Hayling Island, Hants, VC12